One Of Pet Loo's Favourite Retailers
Born in Los Angeles, CA, Andrew Kim first fell in love with dogs when his parents decided to bring two Rottweiler puppies, KoKo and Magic, into their family at an early age. Growing up with his dogs, he completely cherished his special relationship with his four-legged childhood companions. This early exposure left an indelible emotional impression, attachment and love for dogs.
After high school, Andrew moved out of Los Angeles to Northern California to attend University of California Berkeley. While living away in the Bay Area after graduation, both his dogs passed away. He was deeply saddened and felt an emotional void in his life. There was an undeniable feeling of emptiness when he came home to visit and didn't see the family dogs come to greet him. Everyone in the family was clearly affected by the loss.
After college, Andrew continued to stay in the Bay Area building a successful career at a hedge fund. Although he was in a lucrative profession, Andrew realized in his heart that he should be doing more with his time. He found contributing his time to help others more rewarding than his current career path and wanted to make a positive impact in the community. Andrew's new path would soon be revealed to him unknowingly.
Hearing through a friend that there was a couple who couldn't keep their dog and was giving the puppy away, he decided that he would adopt the puppy and give the Shi-Tzu Terrier mix a new home. That is when his new love, Maya Pyaari, came into his life and planted the seeds for HEALTHY SPOT.
During the March 2007 Massive Pet Food Recall, Andrew grew scared about the dangers of commercial pet foods and began researching pet food and nutrition. He was appalled by the detriments and nutritional deficiencies of the major pet foods available on the market. He was determined to seek out the best products and approaches to feed his newfound puppy. This passion led to the start of his new venture, HEALTHY SPOT.
Talking to his friends with dogs, he quickly realized that many people did not know what was available to properly provide nutritional care for their furry loved ones. Many owners honestly felt overwhelmed in trying to evaluate what ingredients or formulas were best. Andrew realized there was a strong need for a retailer to be the partner of the dog owner in pre-selecting the best products for their dog. Andrew believed that by providing education and access to the best available nutritional products, he could positively impact the lifestyle of the dog and their owner. A healthy dog is a happy dog and a happy dog makes a happy owner. Andrew found his calling with his vision of HEALTHY SPOT and moved to Los Angeles to begin building this new home of the highest quality products.
Andrew called Mark about his relocation to the area and his vision of HEALTHY SPOT. During this time Mark had also come to similar conclusions about his life. After several years in advertising, he left his career in search of a venture that he could be more passionate about. During the conversation, Mark completely understood Andrew's passion and vision and was flushed with memories of Biscuit. He never understood why his friend was stricken with such a horrible disease when he had always sought proper veterinary care and fed him premium dog food. Mark's passion for canines and love for his life long friend, Biscuit, had not left him to that day and he was quickly on board with Andrew's vision of HEALTHY SPOT.
They knew this was more than mere coincidence. Sharing in the same passion, Andrew and Mark continued to evolve and hone their vision of HEALTHY SPOT together. They cemented their commitment to build a friendly, knowledgeable and caring 'SPOT' to fulfill the needs and passions of dog owners today. HEALTHY SPOT is their shared dream of giving back to the memory of their dogs for their years of loving companionship and shared goal of impacting the world by elevating the standard of care and lifestyle of our four-legged family members.
HEALTHY SPOT, for your dogs mind, body and bowl.